Resize the MDI window

Posted on 1998-12-21
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I am trying to find a way to use API calls (or something easier!) that will allow me to resize and possibly move the main window of Access while the app is running.  Any help?
Question by:dexweaver
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Sendoh earned 200 total points
ID: 1971745
Hi !

The code as follow :

Option Compare Database
Option Explicit

Public Const HWND_TOP = 0
Public Const SWP_SHOWWINDOW = &H40

        Left As Long
        Top As Long
        Right As Long
        Bottom As Long
End Type

Declare Function GetWindowRect Lib "user32" (ByVal hwnd As Long, lpRect As RECT) As Long
Declare Function SetWindowPos Lib "user32" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal hWndInsertAfter As Long, ByVal x As Long, ByVal y As Long, ByVal cx As Long, ByVal cy As Long, ByVal wFlags As Long) As Long

Function setSizeAccess() As Boolean
    Dim rc As RECT
    GetWindowRect Application.hWndAccessApp, rc
    MsgBox "left = " & rc.Left & Chr(13) & _
            "right = " & rc.Right & Chr(13) & _
            "top = " & rc.Top & Chr(13) & _
            "bottom = " & rc.Bottom & Chr(13)
    msgbox SetWindowPos(Application.hWndAccessApp, HWND_TOP, _
            rc.Left, rc.Top, (rc.Right - rc.Left)+100,
(rc.Bottom - + 100, SWP_SHOWWINDOW)
End Function


Expert Comment

ID: 1971746
If I am correct you should flip the sides you are summing:
(rc.Right - rc.Left) should be (rc.left-rc.right)
(rc.Bottom - should be ( - rc.bottom)


Author Comment

ID: 1971747
It will take me till after the holidays to evaluate your answer, sendoh.  I appreciate your response!!

Author Comment

ID: 1971748
I lied.  I couldn't wait to evaluate it.  I'm like a kid in a candy store with that function!  10q very much.

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